Delaware will soon see the return of commercial airline service, according to Travel Pulse. Frontier was the last commercial airline to leave Wilmington Airport (ILG) back in early June this year. Since then, the small airport has been without commercial flight service. 

How it will work:

However, budget airline Avelo recently announced it will be making Wilmington, DE one of its East Coast bases and will begin service at ILG in February 2023.

“The Delaware Valley region wants and deserves more affordable, convenient, and reliable air travel. Avelo was founded with a simple purpose – to Inspire Travel, said Andrew Levy, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Avelo Airlines.

The destinations:

“Our very low fares and nonstop flights to five sun-soaked Florida destinations coupled with the fast and seamless experience at Wilmington Airport will make traveling easier than ever.”

“We appreciate the warm reception and support Avelo is receiving from Delaware Governor John Carney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and so many other government and business leaders here. We look forward to welcoming everyone aboard Avelo’s first ILG flight in February.”

Tri- state accessible:

Situated fairly close to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, residents of Delaware are able to use these major cities’ airports when flying.

Most, however, would prefer to be able to have the option to fly right from their own state. When Frontier Airlines stopped flying from Wilmington in June, Delaware became the nation’s only state without major commercial airline service.

“We’ve made significant infrastructure investments across our state, and we’re pleased to have Avelo join us here in Delaware,” said Governor Carney in a statement. “Avelo will provide Delawareans and visitors with a convenient way to travel. Thank you to Avelo for choosing Delaware.”

Take the trip!

Avelo will initially fly nonstop to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach from Wilmington.

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